The future of European cities is clean, silent and without harmful emissions for people. Road traffic has been the first affected by the restrictive measures, a situation that is repeated in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Malaga and all the capitals of considerable size in Spain. This mobility transition has coincided with an extraordinary situation such as covid-19 and exceptional measures with confinements, which have drastically multiplied the use of e-commerce. A trend towards virtual shopping that ends up resulting in more parcel traffic and, therefore, pollution . Hence the urgency of companies to resort to zero-emission commercial models, a request met by Citroën with models such as the ë-Berlingo. This French bestseller reaches its maturity serving from the first generation, presented in 1996 and creator of the ludospace concept .
It has been 25 years since the Citroën Berlingo began to be manufactured in Vigo, the plant that welcomed His Majesty the King just a few weeks ago and that has already produced more than 3 million units of this van. This new facet of the electrified ë-Berlingo is still ‘Made in Spain’ and is based on the last batch launched in 2018, of which 296,150 units have already been marketed in its Berlingo and Berlingo Van formats. It is necessary to differentiate between the two versions due to the essence of the van itself, which enables it to meet the needs of a commercial vehicle but also of a minivan . Hence, it has been the historical leader of the commercial market, topping the charts 14 times since its launch in ’96.
The evolution of the Berlingo has fitted in with society itself, adapting to the needs of its typical customer and the use that he gives the van. As the chevron firm has studied, the buyer of a Berlingo drives an average of 13,500 km / year and 40 km / day with a clear focus on the road, the city and very little highway. Access to the European metropolises will be increasingly restricted and business opportunities will focus on being able to avoid restrictions, this is where the new Citroën ë-Berlingo comes into play with an access price of 36,030 euros that remains at 30,684 with launch discounts and campaigns.